LEAVING THE ISLAND
In this episode, Inua Ellams, Laurie Ogden and Alycia Pirmohamed unpack stories of travel and the heartbreak of homesickness. Featuring a mercenary Little Mermaid, a Persephone tale for third-culture kids, and Icarus fighting to survive in the refugee camps at the margins of Europe.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Inua Ellams is a multi-award-winning writer, poet and playwright. He’s the author of four poetry books, most recently #Afterhours. His latest play The Barbershop Chronicles enjoyed a sell-out run at the National Theatre, and he’s the recipient of a Liberty Human Rights Award for his show ‘Evening with an Immigrant’
Laurie Ogden is a Barbican Young Poet, a playwright, and an actor in the current cohort of the National Youth Theatre REP programme. She’s a Jerwood/Arvon Mentee for 2017/18 and an alumnus of The Actors Class.
Alycia Pirmohamed is a Ph.D. student at the University of Edinburgh, where she is studying poetry written by second-generation immigrant writers. Her work has recently appeared, or is forthcoming in Third Coast, Prairie Schooner, Glass: A Journal of Poetry, and wildness. She was selected for the 2018 edition of the Best New British and Irish Poets Anthology.